Guardian corrects editorial that erred on Sheikh Jarrah eviction row

On May 11th, we complained to Guardian editors over a false claim in an official editorial that day criticising Israel over the legal case involving the possible eviction, due to years of unpaid rent, of six Palestinian families (comprising dozens of tenants) living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem.

Here’s the passage in question from the editorial (“The Guardian view on Jerusalem and Gaza: old struggles bring fresh violence”):

We pointed out that, contrary to their claim, there aren’t “hundreds” of Palestinians who face eviction, but dozens. Further, the very Guardian article linked to in that sentence includes the correct number.

Our complaint was upheld, the sentence revised and the following Editor’s Note added at the bottom.

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